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Microsoft has launched Game Mode with Windows 10 Creators Update that is meant to help optimize your PC’s gaming skill. It does this by reallocating your device resources towards the game app.

At the simultaneous time, Game Mode also stops any other programs from hogging CPU and GPU cycles. You should use it if you don’t wish to be bothered by Windows Update while you’re playing, or of you’ve got something like Adobe Premiere Pro hogging resources in the background.


We’ve got a detailed blog on how well it performs with a number of games, but if you’re looking to try it out for yourself, this is how you can opt Game Mode in Windows 10 for yourself.

How to activate Game Mode in Windows 10 Settings?

First, you have to turn on Game Mode system-wide. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Click the Start key, and select the Settings icon.
  • Select Gaming.
  • Click on Game Mode in the left panel.
  • Turn on the toggle for Use Game Mode.

If you can’t see the above settings, your device doesn’t have the Creators Update installed. Check and install the latest updates.

How to enable Game Mode for any game on Windows 10?

Once Game Mode has been activated in the system settings, you can turn it on for any game. Not all games at present have full screen support, though. To turn on Game Mode for your favorite game, go after these steps:

  • Launch your game of choice. Windows 10 will prompt you to open Game bar using Windows key + G combination. If it doesn’t, the game doesn’t have support currently.
  • Press Windows key + G, or hit the Xbox button on your gamepad.
  • Click the Settings icon to the extreme right on the Game bar.
  • In the dialog box that opens, check the box for Use Game Mode for this game.

That’s all. You’re set.

If still you face any kind of issue regarding the Windows 10 Game Mode, simply contact Windows 10 Technical Support. The technicians at support office will fix all issues and are always available to help customers. The technicians are highly experienced, with certification from Microsoft only. Remote access is taken by the technicians in case of complicated issues.